Sitting around Jolyons log burner, or perhaps during breakfast sometimes, I'm asked to recount visits from famous guests.
In truth, I cannot reveal all, but can share with you that hotel guests are varied.
From interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and significantly of Doctor Who fame, we've welcomed guests such as actor Christopher Ecclestone.
Jolyons boutique hotel wasn't always a hotel
As you may be aware it was built around 1840 and began life as a prestigious Captain's House, turning in to s Seaman's lodge and even was allegedly a house of ill-repute once upon a time!
Returning to more recent years we ran a bar downstairs - called Bar Cwtch (said 'cutch'), this is a word that doesn't literally translate from Welsh to English, but it's closest meaning is a hug or cuddle. It seems appropriate that the cosy and welcoming feel still lives in the building' structure.
During its time as a bar Cwtch we've welcomed many a recognised face into the Jolyons premises. Welsh band the Stereophonics, Aled Jones, Bryn Terfel, comedians like Rob Bryson and Catherine Tate and many a name from politics – to name but a few
Neighbouring the Welsh Millennium Centre and the Welsh Assembly building (Senedd), you may be surprised at who you may bump into.
Cardiff Bay wasn’t always so called
It used to be Tiger Bay.
Previously this is where sailors and workers settled from over fifty countries. You will therefore understand why it is such a vibrant and cosmopolitan sector of the city.
Did you know that Dame Shirley Bassey came from Tiger Bay?
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As charming as such anecdotes are, the most important people to Jolyons boutique hotel will always remain as our guests.
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